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The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.

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  • Fall Season 2014

    The Fall Season -- taking place over three exciting film -- filled weekends in November-brings important new work home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of three renowned filmmaking capitals.

  • SFIFF58 Call For Entries

    The San Francisco International Film Festival is accepting submissions to SFIFF58 (April 23- May 7, 2015)!

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines, and screenings.

  • 2014 SF Intl Film Festival

    Held each spring for two weeks, the Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country's most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence.

  • Archive

    Past SF Film society films and events.

From our blog

  • Don’t Miss: SFFS Supported Films at MVFF14 September 25, 2014

    3 Still Standing, F R E E, Plastic Man: The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish, and Summer '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily will all be screened at this year's Mill Valley Film Festival!   Read More

  • Talent Watch: Fall 2014 SFFS / KRF Grant Finalists September 24, 2014

    We are particularly excited by the increasingly international pool of applicants for our flagship grant program, and by the fact that more than half of our finalists in this round are women....   Read More

  • Ethiopian Filmmakers Bound for the Bay September 16, 2014

    We at SFFS are thrilled to announce that Ethiopian-American filmmaking team Zeresenay Berhane Mehari and Mehret Mandefro will be in San Francisco October 1–14 for the Film Society’s eighth Artist in...   Read More